a week late but hey who’s counting! one of the most fascinating things about prague is the juxtoposition of a progressive country embracing individual expression through artform and the stark contrast of communistic icons that still linger in the city. the most striking of these was the tram line that runs down the middle of národní street before wenceslas square where the velvet revolution took place. you can see the tram tracks in the photo below:
there are shops and mega shopping centers that run parallel to this route and i couldn’t help but notice how they were all thriving and expression through fashion was very much alive and well! we spent most our time in prague walking to get to know the city better. one day we happened to walk an hour to the dox contemporary art museum and had to cross the interstate via an underground tunnel along the river. of course, i was nervous and remarked to nate that we would be robbed and thrown in the river but then we came across a homeless man who had a beautiful collection of teacups and flowers and i realized i needed to stop being so paranoid. crime in europe is far less violent than it is in the states and i was bringing my bias with me anyway, on to the dox! i highly recommend this as an off the beaten path trip—plus the prague zoo is very close by!
this exhibit by cestmir suska was incredible…all of the things i love: reused materials, geometric shape & exposure to the elements!